We foster connectivity and community daily with on-trend recipes and exciting presentations made from scratch with the best ingredients.
Our industry is competitive, and we know you have choices. That’s why we seek to earn your business every day through innovation, attention to detail, and extra hands-on support. We want our services to be a selling point for you — to students, parents, alums, faculty, and staff.
Meriwether Godsey provides contract dining services to premier independent schools, private colleges, and corporations. MG has been creating community through remarkable food experiences since 1985.
Our difference starts with a genuine love of food, people, and serving others. Our programs quickly become a point of pride for our partners and their students, alums, and parents.
We serve food made fresh from scratch, locally sourced ingredients, and menus that delight and comfort our guests. Our practices, training, and unique systems enable our teams to live up to these promises every day.
So please, join us at our table.
Marie “Rie” Meriwether Godsey and her husband, Eddie, started MG as a catering business in 1980. Then, in 1985, they realized that they could offer something the large dining services operators could not – the hands-on attention which elevates fine dining restaurants. So today, we’ve built a business around living up to that standard of personal attention and excellence, and our core values embody this.
Our Core Values
Our Core Values are not just a list of suggestions but a description of who we are. These values are our culture, defining our conduct everyday both professionally and personally.
Love Food, People, Serving Others
We recognize the opportunity to share our love of food with our neighbors is a gift, especially with our younger guests. Food has the power to foster curiosity, acceptance, and community across cultures – something we feel never goes out of style.
Make a Difference Every Day
We set the goal of making a positive impact on your community every day. Whether it’s going the extra mile to help a colleague excel, suggesting an operational improvement, or giving a friendly smile on a tough day we can all make a difference.
Local is core to every menu we create. We require something local at every meal, every day, no matter the time of year!
We do this because fostering great local sources brings:
- Better flavor and quality.
- Supports our communities.
- Reduces our carbon footprint.
I feel very lucky to have such careful and caring chefs like you guys.
The food is just incredible! I really mean it…I hope you know that I am not just saying this. It’s so colorful, fresh, and delicious…so special every day!”
Just a note to say thank you for all of the delicious food you and your staff serve each day. I never knew kale could taste so good!
Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding people. I brag about MG to my peers at other schools, and even to my friends and family!
Thank you so much for all the gluten-free options this year! All of your staff have been so helpful. They make a point to come up to me at meals and let me know what options you have for that meal. Salads are great, but sometimes a warm meal is just what you need!